Winterbourne House and Garden, Birmingham, England
Record Id: 6880
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Winterbourne has extensive gardens of 1903 in the Arts and Crafts style created by Margaret Nettlefold. The gardens surround the large, contemporary, house built for Margaret Nettlefold and her husband John, a Birmingham industrialist.
Brief history of site
The area became popular with industrialists seeking pleasant surroundings for themselves and their families after building leases began to be granted in 1786. Ten acres was acquired by John Nettlefold in 1902. J. L. Ball was commissioned to design the house in the Arts and Crafts style. The house was of deliberately archaic appearance, and was favourably received. The gardens were designed by Margaret Nettlefold who is believed to have been inspired by the books and garden designs of Gertrude Jekyll.
Address: 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2RT
West Midlands; Birmingham; Edgbaston
Historical County: Warwickshire
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Opening contact details:
The site is open from 10 am during the week and from 11 am at weekends. It closes at 5.30 pm between April and October, and 4 pm in the winter months.
Form of site: botanic garden
Purpose of site: botanic garden
Context or principal building: house
Site Style : Arts and Crafts
Site first created: 1902 to 1903
Main period of development: Early 20th century
Site Size (Hectares): 4.5